Thursday, February 11, 2010

My first GIVEAWAY!

I've maintained that there has been one product that has been a "must have" for us during our parenting journey.  I only wish we had had it when our first two were little!  We bought our Ergo baby carrier when F was almost 1 year old.  Since then, it has been our constant companion - grocery trips, park visits, hikes, you name it, we've taken it along.  It has now been through 2 babies and still looks brand new.  It holds babies up to 35 lbs, so my 3 year old is still able to ride in it when she needs a break.  I have tried ring slings, wraps, mei teis and pouches, but this carrier is my absolute favorite.  The best part about it for me is that it is easy for my husband to use on his own.  He does 90% of the babywearing when we are out, and only will use our Ergo.  Because of our love of this product and our great respect for the company, it only made sense that my first blog giveaway would be...

An Organic Ergo baby carrier from Ergo Baby!



My husband and his girl F in the Ergo
From their website:
Organic Baby Carrier Features


  • Ergonomic design

  • 100% organic cotton twill with 100% organic cotton sateen lining and hood

  • 100% cotton batting in body of carrier to soften edges

  • One inch, high density foam in shoulder straps

  • Quarter inch high density neoprene foam in waist belt

  • High Quality buckles tested by SGS

  • Waist belt circumference from 25" to 43"

  • Fits from 5' to 6.5' body height with adjustable shoulder and chest straps

  • Sleeping hood with elastic, adjusts in length for growth of baby

  • High quality webbing, matched to carrier color

  • Reinforced stitching used at all fabric intersections

  • Interior rip-stop reinforcements at critical intersections

  • Durability/strength tested up to 90 pounds

  • Machine washable - cold, gentle cycles, mild detergent, no bleach. Dry in low heat


How to Enter:

Post a comment here and link me to your Facebook, Twitter or Blog.

This Giveaway is running until Midnight February 13, and the winner will be notified on Valentine's Day!

EDIT: I'll pick the winner by a randomized number draw.

128 comments:

  1. I would LOVE an ergo!!! We also have tried every type of sling or wrap that we could find and would LOVE to try the ergo. i have been looking on Craigslist forEVER for one to try! Please pick us!!!!!

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  2. Oooo I would LOVE one of these...I have wanted one forever but they are so $$! Enter me:):)

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  3. How sweet of you! This is the only type of baby carrier I have never tried. I have always wanted to try one, but finances have me having to do with homemade ring slings most the time. Which I love, but they aren't nearly as "hands free" as I need to be with my 6 little ones under foot all the time. I know my husband would use it too, which would allow me to be able to carry our 2 year old while he carried the baby. It would be great to be stroller free!

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  4. I have no idea how to link you to my facebook. lol. So I'm posting again to try something and I put your link in my FB status. ??

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  5. Wonderful blog Lyd! I can't wait to follow along on your parenting journey. All the better if I can slip sweet Naomi into an Ergo while I do it!!

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  6. i have never tried any of these baby carriers... i rely so much on my stroller. but i would love to try one!! it looks so comfortable and hands free!! by the way your little girl is adorable!!

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  7. Very smart, Lydia! :) You are going to have fun picking a winner...what is your strategy?

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  8. Lydia, you know I love your blog. I've already told you. What a cool give-away. I'm sure there are others that could use it more than us. But whenever Baby #4 comes along, I am definitely getting one of those. I wish we had one with our boys too!

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  9. Hi! I would love to have an Ergo! We are in a Moby right now and a homemade Mei-Tai, I've been begging DH to get me an Ergo! lol
    I am also subscribing to your blog cause I love it!

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  10. Hi Lydia! I absolutely love your blog! I have a Maya wrap that I have loved to pieces when the littles were, well, little! LOL However, it is not ideal once they get bigger - it is just not hands free enough for me to be able to take care of the others like I hoped. Looking forward to hearing who the winner is!

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  11. How exciting! this is the first I have heard of your blog...I will def. check it all out!

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  12. I have just linked your blog link to my facebook! :) You can see it at: Jella Breaux on Facebook!

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  13. Lydia I love reading your blog. You are such a wonderful mother!!! Raelyn didn't like a carrier or sling but with baby #2 on the way I know I need to find one that works because Raelyn keeps me on my toes with all of her energy. I had no idea that it went up to 35 lbs. that is wonderful. Thank you for sharing this great give away and your many blessings as a wife/mother :)

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  14. So, I just realized recently that you even have a blog, and I'm thrilled! I love following blogs, and since we have similar goals in parenting/the home, I am super excited! And, how fun to have a giveaway. I secretly (or not so much) hope I win, as I've always wanted to try/own an Ergo! Especially now that my kiddos are older and would like to be worn on my back. Can't wait to find out who wins, and can't wait to follow your blog more! I will also link you to both my facebook and my blog (for extra points, haha!)!

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  15. I also would LOVE to have an Ergo. I currently have a mei tai, which I like but isn't quite right for my newborn. I also have a Moby Wrap, which is too much work to get them in and out in a hurry (and looks funny too :)). The Ergo is the one I'd love to try but probably never will be able to unless it's free like this! Thanks for doing this drawing. I will try to figure out how to link you to my FB page....

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  16. I'd LOVE a 2nd one or to actually gift it! We adore our Ergo as well!
    thisbusymama.blogspot.com

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  17. Tim and Alissa BirkelFebruary 11, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    ooh i would love another ergo. we have one and love it, but when baby number two comes along, it would be nice to have two -- one for me and one for hubs.

    i tweeted your giveaway! @alissabirkel

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  18. i would love to win!! http://marshallswife.blogspot.com/2010/02/win-organic-ergo.html i blogged about it.

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  19. would love to win an Ergo for the new baby!!!

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  20. Awesome! Will look around your blog - it even looks 'fresh & clean' LOL I can smell the white linens now :)

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  21. I have so many friends who swear by their Ergo. It looks so practical!

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  22. OK, now I linked it- thanks Amanda!

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  23. I have never seen a carrier like this and have only just started using a sling with Sophia, so I would love to give it a try. I think your blog is great and you are truly inspiring!

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  24. I just gave my ring sling to Jenny for her new foster baby. I'm planning to make a new one for Elena, but hey this is worth a shot... Thanks, Lydia.

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  25. What an awesome giveaway!! I have a friend that really needs one, this would be great for her!

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  26. Hey Lydia, it's jengi33 from xanga. What an awesome first giveaway! Please enter me!!

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  27. Wow! I was just reading up on these a few days ago. They seem to be fantastic! I would love one of these. what a great first giveaway :)

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  28. I've always wanted an ergo! This would be awesome. I re-tweeted the giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/okiebelle/status/8973642125

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  29. What a great idea! linking you both on my blog and facebook. :)
    ~B

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  30. I've linked you to my crabby crafter blog -- http://www.galvanic.co.uk/blog/ -- I'd been meaning to do that anyway!

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  31. I would LOVE to win this! I have 2 Kiddos 14 months apart!

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  32. Oooo! I would like to be entered! Thanks Lydia!
    Tara

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  33. I absolutely love my ergo, but its failing apart after several years of use now. Enter me for a new one please!!

    Renee (rjs_78 from xanga)!

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  34. Of course I would love to win this girl! I'm linking it too. :)

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  35. It would be wonderful for me to try out this Ergo. My little Abigail is still not walking and it would be very helpful to have something that's easy and quick to put her in for weekly erronds, especially since I am also running around after a toddler as well.

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  36. Yay for all the comments!!! I've never tried an Ergo, but I've heard great things! Hopefully this contest brings lots of traffic to your blog! <3

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  37. Oh! This is so cool! I've wanted to try one for so long, but haven't been able to afford it. We have used just about everything and they work, but our babies get so chunky that we need something with really good support.

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  38. I would love to win an ergo... I hope I linked you to my facebook page the right way!

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  39. I LOVE ergo! We have 2 so my husband and I can each wear a kid when we go out!

    I would love to win and I would gift this Ergo to a friend. ;) Then I'll be the best gift-giver at the baby shower!

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  40. Yeah! Would love an Ergo carrier! Thanks Lydia for doing this! So much fun!

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  41. I shared it on my facebook page. I would LOVE to win an Ergo!
    http://www.facebook.com/katie.stramer

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  42. What a great giveaway Lyd!! :-) We LOVE our ERgo too, but the kids fight over who gets to ride in it!! P usualy wins because he cn't walk yet..lol!

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  43. Lyd you are the nicest person! I would love an Ergo for the next baby:) Not PG yet but working on it soon enough and the last carrier was just okay. Thanks for doing this!

    xoxo,
    Katie

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  44. www.katieheddle.blogspot.com Forgot to put this in:(

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  45. I would love to win an Ergo! I tweeted (@mrsmurch). :)

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  46. I just told my husband this morning before making breakfast that I should check craigslist for an ergo. I suppose a giveaway would do. :) I have a baby bjourn and it's been killing my back and shoulders.

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  47. I would love one for the second baby!!!

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  48. I saw this through Jengi33's Xanga blog...what a very generous gift to give. We have a baby due any day now and an 18 mo. .........well not to mention the 7,5,and 4 year old as well... :)

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  49. Nice blog - and what a great giveaway! Very kind and exciting for the lucky one that wins it! Here's hoping its me ;)

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  50. I found the ergo 7 years ago with my fifth child (it was pretty newly invented then). It has seriously been my lifesaver as a mother!! We love it! My 13 year old even uses it with my 19 month old!

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  51. Lydia, this is so cool. I don't need one but I have a wonderful friend expecting any day who would LOVE it. Blessings

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  52. I'd love one! We've tried a couple different sscs but have yet to try an ergo! i've heard great things about them though!

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  53. Wow! I have seen people using these and would love to have one!

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  54. Yaay for your first giveaway! :) And thanks for letting me know! What Mama couldn't use an Ergo? xoxo!

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  55. OH my gosh, Lydia! I love this new blog! You are such an amazing mom and friend! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I will try to link you to my facebook, at the very least I will put it in my facebook status! Cannot wait to see who wins!!

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  56. I got word of your give away via my cousin Cristen's blog. We have a 16 month old via domestic adoption and another one or two on the way via Ethiopia (still working on our homestudy :). I love baby wearing and have heard raves about the Ergo, so I would love one to take with us to ET. I still wear my little one in a Mei Tai when we are out and about. My blog is www.kemperkite.blogspot.com and I will put a link on my blog. Happy parenting!

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  57. I wanted one of those, but the price was restrictive to me. Love them though!

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  58. I posted in my Facebook, too! Hope you get a LOT more comments on here.

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  59. We would very much like an Ergo.Had something like it when our babies were little,now with an Ergo Opa (grandpa) can carry his Grand babies on his walks. I have to say love your Website picture,a beautiful line of clean white diapers, Awesome.....Memories.

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  60. I would love to win an Ergo; since it is so DH-friendly, I feel it would be a good carrier for my husband to try (and use all the time!)

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  61. I would LOVE the ergo carrier. I have heard nothing but RAVE reviews on them. I have included my blog and don't really know how to link you to my facebook (zann starbuck) but hopefully, this will count as my entry!! Thanks for sharing the giveaway with us.

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  62. sorry - my blog is http://starbubbs.blogspot.com

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  63. I would love to have an ergo for my now 2 yr old. I have a different carrier and it just doesn't compare for his height and weight as an Ergo.

    Thanks so much for your consideration- and amazing blog!!

    Blessings,
    Corrie

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  64. I think we ALL would love a Ergo carrier, parents who have them simply can't say enough about them. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  65. Wow, for a first giveaway you are surely going all out!! I will put a link on my Friday blog!

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  66. I have heard a lot of great things about these carriers and would love to have one! :)

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  67. I am not sure how to link you to my facebook, but I will put you in my status!

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  68. We have a few different types of slings - I love them!! We've tried the ergo, and my husband loves it; this would be just great for him!! I posted your link on my facebook. :D

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  69. Ergo's are great. Love to have a new carrier for my new not so little one (7 months already!) Confused a bit link you to me? or put your link on my FB etc?

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  70. I hope I am doing this correctly!

    twitter.com/camillebethany

    (camille bethany at gmail dot com)

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  71. I have been saving up for one of these for the baby I'm expecting! I wrote about it on my blog: http://thetatums.blogspot.com/2010/02/ergo-carrier.html

    I hope I get lucky!

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  72. I LOVE our Ergo too, I agree it is a must have. I would love another one for our second baby. Awesome giveaway. I just found your website and I'm excited to look around.

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  73. I've been looking for a good back carrier forever! I'm so excited! Linked you to my FB status. :)

    PS--I love that you have the Moms for Modesty button!

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  74. thanks for messaging me about this giveaway lydia! you know i love the ergo!! of course, we have one and i'd hate to participate and get another when someone else who does not have one should experience the joy! just wanted to say thanks and it's a great idea, but please don't include me in the drawing.

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  75. This would be great! We've been looking for a used one. Thank you so much for the chance.

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  76. Great giveaway! Posting on Twitter!

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  77. I'm not in the market for a new carrier but I ust wanted to join in and say how proud I am of the way you are using your talents! God's gotta be looking down on you with a warm smile on His face. Best on spreading the God-breathed good news!

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  78. I would love a new carrier, I need my hands free - baby #4 due in 9 weeks and my oldest is only 4 years old! - I posted the information on twitter too !

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  79. I would love an Ergo carrier!

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  80. Hi Lydia!! I would LOVE to win an Ergo. I currently have a a ring sling. It is a literal pain in my neck from my 24 pound 1 year old.

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  81. My sister has made me a ring sling and a mei tai, I love carrying my little one in a mei tai, but the straps are a little cumbersome. I would LOVE to win a free Ergo since my DH was laid off a few months ago we couldn't possibly buy one. :( It's so nice of you to do this for someone.

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  82. Looks like a great product. Maybe this would help my back in carrying around my 1 year old!

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  83. What a GREAT giveaway! I'd love an ergo, as I've heard so many wonderful things about them!
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?ref=profile&id=674284591

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  84. The ergo is so awesome, I love the one I have tried out. I linked you on twitter. http://twitter.com/Mrsbap

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  85. I'm so anxious to use one of these carriers. My 10 month old is 22 lbs and hates the stroller! Needless to say, I get very tired carrying him around. Thanks for the great giveaway! Here's my "tweet".
    http://twitter.com/basketgal123/status/9014880895

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  86. Would LOVE an Ergo! I, too, have heard so much about them! What a great blessing to the receiver of this offering!

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  87. Yes please! Absolutely need a carrier for my wee one as my bigger little one requires my hands too. Posting on Facebook.

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  88. I would love to win this! I have back issues so am always interested in finding something that I can carry Olivia, my now 15 lbs 5.5 mos more comfortably esp when there's times I just want to carry her so I can also hav her nearby me and be hands free so I can do things. :)

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  89. Thank you for offering this giveaway! What a blessing for the winner! I'm expecting our 10th baby in less than 8 weeks! :-)

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  90. I would love an Ergo Carrier!

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  91. Thanks for the giveaway - I posted about this on my blog. :)

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  92. What a great giveaway! I'm all for baby-wearing but have completely lost my carrier, and I can't find one I like well enough to replace it. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  93. This is so neat!!! I hope I win!!!

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  94. I would so love to win an Ergo as my little guy is now 28 lbs - too hard to do the ring sling anymore, but he looooves being carried. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  95. oohhhh i would love to win this! i left my blog so my link is clickable .:)

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  96. I would love to win an ergo for my sister in law. She is due in a few weeks and her 2 little ones will be about 17 months apart. She definately could use both hands! :)

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  97. I tweeted. I've been wanting an Ergo.
    http://twitter.com/pearlho/status/9029313984

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  98. I have wanted an Ergo FOREVER, but cost wise it is out of budget for now. I have a Babyhawk, while I love it my hubby gets frustrated putting it on and doesn't really use it. I'd love for him to babywear and enjoy it as much as I do. Hope I win!

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  99. The ERGO is the absolute best! I'd love to win one for my fabulous sister-in-law, who is due with her second baby in June. :)

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  100. What a great giveaway! I would love to try an Ergo carrier. I have heard such wonderful things about them. Right now I use a Peanut Shell with my 3 month old. But, I would love an Ergo to use with my 2 year old as well.

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  101. I was going to link you into my facebook, but it wouldn't allow me to. It came up with a thing that said Warning: This link has been marked abusive by some facebook users. Sorry, I tried. I would really love an Ergo baby carrier. In fact, I didn't even know what an Ergo carrier was until I saw a friend on facebook posting all about it, and when I saw them I knew that I would love one for my little lady on the way.. Thanks for the offer and sorry I couldn't link you.

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  102. Hi Lydia,
    I have peeked in at your and Jason's blog here and there and can't believe how many kids you guys have already and how beautiful they are. Also can't believe how much you look like Andrea! My daughter Cristen went to school with Jason. I am a Grandma to two of the sweetest little ones. I still have two children at home, and so I can't do as much for the grandkids as I would like and can't go to see them as often as I want to either. I would LOVE to surprise them with an Ergo Carrier. So, thought I'd try! Thanks. Carol

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  103. Oh my! How did you get one of those?! This is such a fun idea! I've made 2 slings (with slingrings) because I can't afford to buy carriers right now, but they are not really husband wearable:) I've always wanted one that can be worn on the back!!

    I put our little M's website up there, hope that counts:) I don't have my own online blog yet.

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  104. What a wonderful give away.
    I posted both on my blog
    http://marcy2tex.xanga.com/weblogpreview
    and on facebook.
    What fun.
    Marcy

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  105. WOW! A wonderful giveaway! Our ergo was bought used and the amount of time my babies have spent in it has worn it out. We'd love to win one to replace the one we are having to retire.

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  106. I would love to win an ERGO!! What a great idea for a first giveaway! People are just coming out of the woodwork hoping to win it. So if you aren't going to give it to CRISTEN, you can give it to me :-) Thanks!!!! :-)

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  107. Awww, thanks mom! I promise I will act surprised if you win it and then give it to me! :)

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  108. I would LOVE to win...I, too, have tried lots of different carriers. But I've heard especially good things about Ergo; this would be perfect for my 7 month old while I'm chasing around my 22 month old!

    Although not sure why I'm trying to convince you to pick me...since the draw will be random! Thanks for doing the giveaway! (I'll link to my blog.)

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  109. This is my first time on your blog! I followed the link that Laurie posted, and am looking forward to checking out some of your posts!

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  110. Better late than never! I just posted about this on my blog. Great giveaway, very generous! We love our ergo and I will enjoy gifting this one to a friend if I win it.

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  111. Hi! I just posted your blog link to my Facebook page! What a great offer and it's wonderful to hear feedback about a carrier that works for older babies!

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  112. awesome giveaway - thanks!

    i have a peanut shell, a moby wrap, a hotsling, a maya sling, an infantino eurorider ... i would love something more versatile like the ergo.

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  113. I would love to win the ergo! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  114. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway! I linked you on my blog- I don't know how to post that link here, but let me know if you need it :) I have always wanted to try an ergo- especially now that we have #2 on the way! Mama will need her hands free! :D

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  115. I posted a comment but didn't see it so I hope it's ok to try to post again! I linked your blog on my facebook, and thanks so much for a wonderful giveaway- I would LOVE an ergo for our next one on the way! :)

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  116. We LOVE our Ergo!! If I win, I'll be passing this one along to my cousin and her new baby. ;) Thanks!

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  117. Sounds like a great carrier, would love to try it!

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  118. My husband and I are working on our first baby and we have decided that we will wear our baby as much as possible rather then use a car seat carrier or a stroller!Thanks

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  119. I linked you to my facebook!
    Thanks Jennifer

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  120. linking to my facebook =)

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  121. Oh fun! I would love an Ergo for my upcoming little one! :)

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  122. Would love an Ergo! Just had my first baby and hope to wear her a lot this summer!!

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  123. wasn't sure if I needed to leave you the link to my FB so here ya go just in case =)
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/myglorylife?ref=profile

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  124. What a fantastic carrier, I would love to win this!

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